Pope, Wharton, Nabokov, and Updike, to name only a handful, fail to register at all.
The fabled magazine both gave Updike his renown and had the effect of explaining it away.
The acclaimed author of Endless Love, who is often compared to Cheever and Updike, returns with his tenth novel.
Updike actually published in airline magazines, Wood mocked.
“Updike was seen as a New Yorker in St. Louis,” she said, firmly.
In a world increasingly bending toward snark, Updike managed to remain curious, solicitous, a gentleman.
Now that we know Updike is dead, we will start to remember how incandescently and uniquely he was alive, just a short “while ago.”
No critic had ever come at Updike so relentlessly, viciously, and articulately as Wood.